The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company has been providing visitors with a world-class experience since October 4, 1929. The company operates in a National Park and World Heritage site.
For more than 80 years, the company has been committed to providing visitors with a memorable experience and delivering outstanding service, while being passionate about preserving our natural environment.
The Cableway aspires to be the best attractions operator in South Africa.
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway recognises that the quality, motivation and performance of its employees are key enablers in achieving our success. It is dedicated to assisting employees reach their full potential.
The company is lead by a Board of Directors, and a qualified and committed management team. The chief executive officer is Sabine Lehmann.
The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway is very proud of its awards and achievements, most notably its International Organization for Standardization (ISO), for its environmental management system. The Cableway is the only South African attraction operator to have received this accreditation.
The company achieved its ISO 14001 status in 2003 and again in 2009.
The ISO is the world’s largest developer and publisher of international standards, which are implemented by more than a million organizations in 175 countries.
Other recent awards include:
•South African Tourism’s Attraction of the Year (finalist) – 2009
•Mail and Guardian’s Greening the Future Award (finalist) – 2009
•SANParks Cape Regional Achievement Award (Business Partner of the Year) – 2008
•Heritage Environmental Rating – Silver Class – 2008
•Imvelo Award for Responsible Tourism (Best single resource management – water) – 2008
Some astonishingly impressive stuff about the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway:
•The Cableway has transported over 20-million people to the summit of Table Mountain.
•Each of the two cable cars can carry 65 people.
•More than 800 people can enjoy the trip every hour.
•The floor of the circular cabin rotates to allow travellers 360° views.
•The cable cars’ circular shape ensures excellent aerodynamics and stability.
•Approximately 800 000 visitors from all over the world use the Cableway annually.
•Tickets can be bought online from anywhere in the world.
•The cable cars travel at a maximum speed of 10m per second.
•The cable cars take four to five minutes to reach the top of the mountain.
•Each of the Cableway’s cables is 1200m in length.
•The cables weigh 18 tonnes and are attached to counter-weights weighing 134 tonnes each.
•The cable car base is a water tank with a 4000l capacity. This provides fresh water for visitors, and is used as ballast in windy conditions.
•The cable cars can carry up to 5 200kg each.
•There are only two other such cable cars in the world; one in Titlis in Switzerland, and the other in Palm Springs in the United States.
•The cable cars take visitors 704m, from the lower station at 363m above sea level, to the upper station, at 1067m above sea level.